Attar of Lemoncillo
Lemoncillo brought to the Caribbean by natives in Precolumbian times, the sweet tart and slightly acid fruit was adopted by Tainos. The scent is a mix of citrus, pineapples, green mangos, slight hints of verbena, and lots of sun.
Extract from the Book of Caribbean Lost stories:
..”The richness of the land is hard to compare to anything else, so many blooming trees, so many fruits, everything is abundant. The Lemoncillo fruit comes in vines, I don’t like to eat it, it has a hard stone as heart. The scent is delicious, like Laurel, but more refined.
We started the expedition with the vague hope of finding new things, but the trip is being much more successful than I ever could have imagined. We find memories of Indians that no longer exist as traces of a complex commercial intercontinental trade road, the Lemoncillos are a trace of the imports between the islands before the colonies.
I can only imagine the canoes crossing these seas, with still waters almost all the time, sometimes Yemanya rages in and swallows the travelers. That's why the locals recommended me that I bring a bouquet of flowers and throw it into the sea, so that the goddess protects our journey”…